In 2005 I went to the Headquarters of David Leadbetter in Orlando, Florida, for the first time and it was love at first sight.
The quality of teaching, combined with the organization and structure, typical of the American Academy of the highest level, have indelibly influenced my career and my vision of the Golf Coach profession.
A good coach must have more skills.
He must deepen the technique to be able to build solid and repetitive swing.
He must know the human body to understand the biomechanics of the swing.
He must study the mind, to allow all the rest to function at its best.
Moreover he must know how to transmit balance to the players he trains, in the defeats but also in the victories.
On the golf course you are alone and the role of the coach is to make the players feel as confident and confident as possible.
This is the idea that I have of my profession and I work every day to be more and more prepared.
During my lessons I use video analysis, TrackMan, Kvest, Smart to Move Force Plates, Sam Putt Lab and some “teaching tools” that I have selected over the years.
My technical reference is Kevin Smeltz, “Golf Magazine’s Top 100 Teachers” from 2012 to the present.
Kevin was Director of Education at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy from 2002 to 2012 and is now Technical Director of the Bishops Gate Golf Academy in Orlando, Florida. He has worked with many Top Players such as Nick Price, Charles Howell III and Na Yeon Choi.
His talent is to be able to translate a great technical knowledge in extreme simplicity.
This is the thought that inspires all my lessons.